Source: Institute on Statelessness & Inclusion and others
Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town
Lawyers for Human Rights
Centre for Child Law
UCT Refugee Rights Unit
Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
1. The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), the Centre for Child Law, the UCT Refugee Rights Unit and the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI) make this joint submission to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), on the right to a nationality and human rights challenges pertaining to statelessness in South Africa.
2. This submission focuses on:
I. Unaccompanied or Separated Migrant Children (USMC) and Young Adults
II. Access to Birth Registration
III. Administrative – Procedural Barriers in accessing citizenship
IV. Implementation of Court Judgments
3. An Annex to this submission offers additional information. Section I highlights South Africa’s international obligations. Section II contains recommendations to South Africa by Treaty Bodies. Section III contains relevant national law of South Africa. Section IV provides information about the co–submitting organisations.
Download PDF: https://files.institutesi.org/UPR41_South_Africa.pdf